Book Clubs

The Oswego Public Library District offers book clubs for a variety of ages.  Newcomers are always welcome!

ADULT SERVICES BOOK CLUBS

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Book Club

Discusses plots, settings, and characters of favorite sci-fi, fantasy, and horror novels. Meets the second Tuesday of each month. Contact group moderator Andrea in Adult Services for more information.
Montgomery Campus  7:00 – 8:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 11 The Goblin Emperor Katherine Addison
February 8 A Deadly Education Naomi Novik
March 8 Mexican Gothic Silvia Moreno-Garcia
April 12 The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires Grady Hendrix
May 10 The Gameshouse Claire North
June 14 The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep H.G. Parry
July 12 Hollow Kingdom Kira Jane Buxton
August 9 Johannes Cabal the Necromancer Jonathan L. Howard
September 13 A Conspiracy of Truths Alexandra Rowland
October 11 The Ninth Metal Benjamin Percy
November 8 Full Throttle Joe Hill
December 13 The Bear Andrew Krivak

Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion Group

Provides an opportunity for readers to share insights and discover new books. Meets the second Thursday of each month. Contact group moderator Laura in Adult Services for more information.
Oswego Campus  1:00 – 2:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 13 When the Moon Is Low Nadia Hashimi
February 10 Orphan Train Christina Baker Kline
March 10 My Brilliant Friend Elena Ferrante
April 14 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shaffer
May 12 The Space Between Us Thrity N. Umrigar
June 9 Then She Was Gone Lisa Jewell
July 14 We Were the Lucky Ones Georgia Hunter
August 11 The Library Book Susan Orlean
September 8 The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
October 13 The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris
November 10 For Whom the Bells Toll Ernest Hemingway
December 8 No Discussion

Award Winners Book Discussion Group

Discusses recent award winners. Meets the first Thursday of each month. Contact group moderator Gloria in Adult Services for more information. 
Oswego Campus 
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 6 H Is for Hawk Helen Macdonald
February 3 A Single Thread Tracy Chevalier
March 3 Unmarriageable Soniah Kamal
April 7 The Missing American Kwei Quartey
May 5 The Smallest Lights in the Universe Sara Seager
June 2 Dogtripping David Rosenfelt
July 7 The Vanishing Half Brit Bennett
August 4 Travels with George Nathaniel Philbrick
September 1 The Book of Two Ways Jodi Picoult
October 6 This Tender Land William Kent Krueger
November 3 The Woman They Could Not Silence Kate Moore
December 1 The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living Louise Miller

Mystery Book Club

Discusses plots, settings, and characters of favorite mystery novels. Meets the third Wednesday of each month. Contact group moderator Jenna in Adult Services for more information.
Oswego Campus  7:00 – 8:00 pm

Date Title Author
January 19 Snowblind Ragnar Jonasson
February 16 Down the River Unto the Sea Walter Mosley
March 16 Stillhouse Lake Rachel Caine
April 20 Life or Death Michael Robotham
May 18 Finlay Donovan Is Killing It Elle Cosimano
June 15 The Guest List Lucy Foley
July 20 Lock Every Door Riley Sager
August 17 Arsenic and Adobo Mia P. Manansala
September 21 The Sun Down Motel Simone St. James
October 19 The Whisper Man Alex North
November 16 A Study in Scarlet Women Sherry Thomas
December 21 No Meeting No Meeting

NEXT CHAPTER BOOK CLUB

Adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities will read and discuss a book together.  Join us through Zoom to have fun reading, learning, and making new friends! Registration is required.
Ages 16 – Adult
Zoom Meetings  |  4:00 – 4:30 pm
January 28,  February 25,  March 25,  April 29,  May 27,  June 24

YOUNG ADULT SERVICES BOOK CLUBS

For additional information about any of the Young Adult Services Book Clubs, contact Young Adult Services at 630-978-1655 or email YoungAdultServices@oswego.lib.il.us.  Registration is required.

PIZZA & PAGES

Come ready to talk about some of your favorite books and enjoy some pizza!
Grades 6-9
Oswego Campus  |  6:30 – 7:30 pm
PIZZA & PAGES is currently paused

YOUTH SERVICES BOOK CLUBS

For more information about any of the Youth Services Book Clubs, contact Youth Services at 630-978-1272 or email youthreference@oswego.lib.il.us.  Registration is required.

Who, What, Was Club

Read the selected Who, What, Was book for the month. At the end of the month we will send out trivia questions based on the book.

Register through the library’s Events Calendar or call Youth Services at 639-978-1272.

Grades 2 – 5